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Old 01-21-2011, 09:18 AM   #1
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what was the first fight with large screen theatre television broadcast from MSG to nearby New Yorker Theatre?
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Old 01-21-2011, 09:47 AM   #2
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cmon u boxing historians this is an easy one.
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Old 01-21-2011, 10:12 AM   #3
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im really waiting on the guys who polled me as a shitty poster(although i dont care its all for fun for me and gaining knowledge that i didnt know before).cmon u guys know so much. so wheres the beef?
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Old 01-21-2011, 10:15 AM   #4
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im really waiting on the guys who polled me as a shitty poster(although i dont care its all for fun for me and gaining knowledge that i didnt know before).cmon u guys know so much. so wheres the beef?
i haven't got an answer but i was wondering why they thought you were a shitty poster.some of your match-ups are crap but its only fun isn't it.
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Old 01-21-2011, 10:26 AM   #5
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well i like making crappy matchups on purpose just to get the wild responses and yes to me its all just for fun because none of this stuff will ever happen.its all a fantasy lol
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Old 01-21-2011, 10:28 AM   #6
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well i like making crappy matchups on purpose just to get the wild responses and yes to me its all just for fun because none of this stuff will ever happen.its all a fantasy lol
you're right.its like asking who the greatest fighter there is no chance of seeing, is.
theres going to be 10000's of opinions and not everybody can be right
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Old 01-21-2011, 10:36 AM   #7
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r u ready for the answer to the pop quiz you boxing historians lol?
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Old 01-21-2011, 10:38 AM   #8
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I'm thinking of a mid 1950's fight,,,,,,,,,,,,
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Old 01-21-2011, 10:43 AM   #9
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nope the answer is billy soose beating overlin on may 9 1941. u guys who bitch suck! that was an easy one, even for a shitty poster like me.lol
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Old 01-21-2011, 10:48 AM   #10
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For the bonus question, who was the Closed Circuit Broadcaster.

And don't sell yourself short Mr. Shommel
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Old 01-21-2011, 10:49 AM   #11
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No, actually it is not Billy Soose vs Ken Overlin. WRONG!
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Old 01-21-2011, 10:56 AM   #12
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yes it was .read the great middleweights forgot the page but i specifically marked the page and wrote it down for the quiz. so its not me thats wrong its the book.if it is at all.whats your answer?
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Old 01-21-2011, 12:25 PM   #13
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Billy Soose-Ken Overlin bout is correct according to the Ring Record Book.

In 1941 television became a factor, though telephoto lenses were not advanced enough to make boxing an attractive television sport until after World War II. Even so, there were some closed-circuit matches broadcast to limited receivers set up in public venues. The first such telecast was of the Ken Overlin-Billy Soose middleweight championship fight on May 9, 1941 at Madison Square Garden (in which Soose beat the champion in fifteen rounds). The fight was telecast to 1,400 paying fans at the New Yorker Theater, heralding a prominent role tor television broadcasts in fight promotion. By 1948 the technical problems had been solved and there was a potential television audience of 1.75 million viewers. The stakes, which were already high, increased, as people who did not own their own sets were invited to bars and hotels to watch important events, such as championship boxing matches, on television.
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Old 01-21-2011, 01:48 PM   #14
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This is wrong. It was a joe louis bout. I cant remember which one but I think it was Farr. I have the live radio broadcast and they mention it.
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Old 01-21-2011, 01:54 PM   #15
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My fault. It was Baer-Lou Nova 1939.
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